Stephen F. Austin State University

Academic Affairs

Take Note!!!

Academic Calendar 2019-2020

Approved University Academic Calendar for 2019-2020Academic Calendars

Academic Calendars through 2023 can be found at SFA CALENDARS

Future Commencement Ceremonies

Held at 9:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. in the William R. Johnson Coliseum

  • May 18, 2019
  • August 17, 2019
  • December 14, 2019
  • May 9, 2020
  • August 8, 2020
  • December 12, 2020
  • May 8, 2021
  • August 7, 2021
  • December 11, 2021
  • May 7, 2022
  • August 6, 2022
  • December 10, 2022
  • May 6, 2023
  • August 5, 2023

Important Dates Spring 2019+

March 2 Last day to apply for degrees to complete August 2019
13 Mid Semester
16 Beginning of Spring Holiday
25 Classes resume
27 Last day to drop courses
27 Last day to drop/withdraw without WP/WF
30 Showcase Saturday
April 1 First day to apply for degrees to complete December 2019
18 Beginning of Easter Holiday for faculty & students
22 Classes resume
29 Last day to withdraw from the University
13-17 Final Exams
May 18 Commencement
20 First Day Class May-mester

Letter from Provost

Dear SFA Family,

Choosing the right college or university is one of the most significant decisions in a person's life. As provost and vice president for academic affairs at Stephen F. Austin State University, I want you to know that this institution focuses on student learning and student success. Through the personal attention of our faculty and staff we challenge minds and change lives - one Lumberjack at a time.

These are just a few of our academic highlights. Most importantly, Stephen F. Austin State University produces graduates who are well-rounded and well-prepared for professional and personal success.

When it comes to making a college decision, I urge you to bring your prospective student to visit SFA and meet our outstanding faculty and students. I know you will be as enthusiastic as I am. SFA provides students with an outstanding academic experience - the Lumberjack Experience!


Steven H. Bullard
Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs